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Grateful Dead Live at Greek Theatre - University of California on 1985-06-15

Set 1

Touch Of Grey
New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Me And My Uncle ->
Big River ->
Might As Well

Set 2

China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Lost Sailor ->
Saint Of Circumstance
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Wheel ->
Gimme Some Lovin' ->
Throwing Stones ->
Not Fade Away

She Belongs To Me
U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Greek Theatre - University of California
Location Berkeley, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master (Nakamichi 550/Maxell XLII-S90)
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> r8brain PRO v1.5 ->FLAC/16
Taped by Joani Walker and Paul Scotton
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
SBD -> PCM -> Sonic Solutions -> CD (shnid=28449) supplies:
Drums (8:29 - 8:50)
She Belongs To Me (0:00 - 0:14)

-- Encore moved to end of Set 1 to fit show onto 2 discs
-- Encore can be re-joined with Set 2 seamlessly
-- Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction


Reviewer: grendelschoice - - April 7, 2015
Subject: Surprise! Surprise, '85!!!!
Well, knock me over with a feather. I saw a ton of shows in 1985 but almost all on the east coast and while I had a great time at all of them, objectively speaking, they were not great shows.

In fact, I usually hold '85 quality-wise in something akin to contempt--the weak, creaky Garcia vocals, choppy playing, out-of-synch jamming, blown lyrics, &far too many TStones>NFA show closers.

This show is none of that. The jamming is tight and inventive, and there are great versions of tunes they almost never nailed like they do here.

The China>Rider in particular is amazing...Jer hits every lyric and belts it out to boot, his leads are fast but not distractingly so and the band keeps up. The bridge jam gets nasty in all the right places and there's an extra flurry of jamming at the end of Rider. Phil will bust your speakers on "Northbound Train" and Jerry steps up to let it fly vocally on same.

Other highlights include a segue from Wheel>GSL that belongs up there with some of the best ever...smooth as silk and both tunes rock. Half a point off maybe for Bobby yelling his way thru TStones but no denying he's into it. NFA is what it is in '85 (cheesy and repetitive), but this one's better than most for what that's worth.

Can't complain about a lovely "She Belongs" encore either, altho' Jerry struggles to remember the words at aint Richmond but it's nice.

Overall, a really impressive show for a year I find lacking musically, and for good reason I suppose, given what happened to Jer in '86.

If anyone knows of any similarly good '85 shows, do tell. After hearing this, I'm all ears.
Reviewer: iankennedy - - June 15, 2014
Subject: The Wheel > Gimmie Some Lovin
Both flawless *and* perfect.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - June 15, 2014
Subject: --
Man, the energy in this show just ***seethes*** - they play like their very lives depend on it, like the stage is on fire. From the opening notes on Touch they quickly ascend to that ::::peak:::: and they simply remain there for the duration of the show. Jerry ( occupies the center of this show with such presence and power, screaming the vocals out and playing every guitar solo like a man of 20 - check out what he does on Minglewood, Cassidy, and especially leading that absolutely scorching jam out of Terrapin. The big, pleasant surprise in this show is Sailor > Saint - listen to Brent lay the color over the former and Jerry lead the latter - I tell you, this is big league.

A perfect example, this show, of how deceptive a setlist can look on paper. This is probably my favorite of the Greek '85 run -
Reviewer: LLRAINinVT - - June 15, 2013
Subject: Crispy
Great show,,,,the west is the best, I'm only sorry I never got out to see them there.....thanks for the show
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - June 16, 2012
Subject: Good
Good and sloppy like a sloppy joe, tasty, full-flavored, gets all over ya.
Reviewer: E.R.C. Iceman! - - May 16, 2012
I had these tapes when I attended Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Mass. 1984-1988. Great sounding boards! Tasty playing! SICK 2nd set pre-drums selections!!!!!! I dig 1985.......
Reviewer: jimwasthere - - November 3, 2010
Subject: C.C.S.F.
This is one of the BEST China Cat Sunflowers' I have ever heard
The homage to the Allman Bros. is obvious at the end jam
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